Armor Your Self™ Training Program

Our mission of “Saving the Lives of the People Who Save Lives” extends from our “Armor Your Self™” training seminar to the information, strategies and tools available on our website to help cops plan for happy, healthy and successful careers, relationships and lives. This program teaches how to add physical, mental, emotional and spiritual components to your regular training program.

The “Armor Your Self™: How to Survive a Career in Law Enforcement” on-site training program is an eight hour, hands-on “how to” seminar that helps police officers and other law enforcement professionals armor themselves physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We also teach how to Armor Your Agency™ against the stresses and traumas inherent in careers in law enforcement.

Many people who serve, and who have served in law enforcement bear the scars of the cumulative stresses that accompany the career. The Law Enforcement Survival Institute (LESI) and work tirelessly to assemble strategies, tactics and best practices to help anyone working in this profession successfully survive their career. LESI and work with agencies and families to create environments that support healthy, happy and effective law enforcement professionals both on the job and at home.

This training program is a powerful seminar that will help you being building the foundations of law enforcement health and wellness for you and for your organization. You will find the tools you need to recognize the symptoms of the toxic effects of a career in law enforcement and be able to create and plan for your survival as well as for your team and organization.

Our “Armor Your Self™” program includes eight hours of training on the following topics:

  1. Introduction to the “Hidden Dangers” of Law Enforcement and Threat Assessment of Wellness Vulnerabilities
  2. Armor Your Self™: A New Strategy
  3. Armor Your Self™ Physically
  4. Armor Your Self™ Mentally
  5. Armor Your Self™ Emotionally
  6. Armor Your Self™ Spiritually
  7. Armor Your Agency™
  8. Action Planning for Career Survival


In This program you will learn about:

  • Comprehensive survival skills to save your life and your health.
  • Gaining control over your career, your relationships and your finances.
  • The development of emotional combat survival techniques.
  • Nine critical protective factors.
  • Seven core concepts for stress reduction.
  • The way of the Blue Warrior.
  • The concept of True Blue Valor.


You will learn to conduct a “Threat Assessment” of your life and career and then to benchmark your organizations programs using different models for wellness. You can begin to build your own strategic wellness plan and use the short-term wellness planning checklist to steer your life and career toward positive and successful career survival.

About the Primary Presenter: John Marx, CPP, CHM
John Marx holds certifications in both service and security management. He was a Police Officer for twenty-three years and served as a SWAT Team Hostage Negotiator for nineteen of those years. He worked as a patrol officer, media liaison officer, crime prevention officer and burglary detective. In 2008 he founded The Law Enforcement Survival Institute (LESI) and started a project that has evolved into Simply put, the mission of both LESI and CopsAlive is to save the lives of those who save lives! The Law Enforcement Survival Institute gathers information, strategies and tools to help law enforcement professionals plan for happy, healthy and successful careers, relationships and lives and distributes that information t throughout its training programs and

John Marx

Our Program Package is $8,500.00 per day (within the continental United States), excluding expenses. We offer other arrangements with multiple instructors and for multiple day or half-day programs. We are also available for keynote speeches if a seminar is not what you need. Please contact us for more information on these or any other options.

For more information about this program, call The Law Enforcement Survival Institute at 303-940-0411 or click here.

The Law Enforcement Survival Institute works with individuals and organizations to help them create and sustain success in their lives and careers as law enforcement professionals. We are a source for training, resources and information about how to create and sustain a happy, healthy and successful life and career while providing superior law enforcement service to your community.

In short, we are “Saving the Lives of Those Who Save Lives.”

Click here to download a PDF info sheet about this program.

Contact us for a complete course listing and price quote.